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    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    I called it! I thought the concrete would fade and look fine by summer. It didn't even take that long. Your pool and deck look great.
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    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    Be careful not to add too much. It goes in easier than it comes out!
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    Security Cameras

    I have Blink. They are inexpensive, easy to set up, reliable, and the batteries last for ages. I highly recommend it.
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    Looking for Jandy r0446000 drain plug

    In the In the panic of the cold, I lost the drain plug on my Hayward 300 heater. A replacement was about $20 online, but I found something at Lowe's that worked for $1. a 3/4 inch threaded PVC pipe plug fit perfectly. I'd try to find something locally first.
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    Considering SWG -- Horror Stories-- Advice?

    My pH doesn't ever change. My pool just thawed out this weekend and I checked the pH for the first time in a month. It was still perfect. I can't remember the last time I added any acid. Maybe June? I bought 2 gallons after I got my pool set up a year ago and I have a gallon and a half...
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    Frozen Pool Pics 🥶

    Mine survived. It was up and running during the cold spell. I put a tarp and blankets over the equipment pad along with a couple of 100 watt light bulbs. I wasn't convinced it would make it, but we were fortunate and never lost power. Came through like a champ. Today I brushed, ran the...
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    Frozen Pool Pics 🥶

    Rogers Arkansas....home of Daisy BB guns!
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    Help Needed - Freeze Protect Failed and Above Ground Lines are Frozen.

    I actually did that too......set up a tarp and blankets over my equipment and put a couple of 100 watt light bulbs under it. I had been relying on freeze protection but I also had the pump programmed to run at about 2000 rpm during the night. The freeze protect went off after the equipment...
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    Frozen Pool Pics 🥶

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    Few days of below freezing temp. What to do?

    I'm in the same boat here in Clarksville, Tenn, albeit without the power outage. It has not been above freezing here since last Wednesday. We are not hitting single digits, but have been around 15 at night and 20 during the day recently. I think we are looking at 12 degrees tonight...
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    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    I bet if you lightly acid wash it and let it sit, by summer it will look fine. I'm no expert, but that's my guess. Mine was a little splotchy and had some light/dark spots at first, and now, 1 year later, it is pretty uniform. I'll see if I can scare up photos. If the problem is the...
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    Heating for Christmas - how long

    How fast does it heat under more normal circumstances? Mine normally heats about 3 degrees per hour, but I figured it would be a bit slower with the ground and air so cold. I ended up not heating mine, as the high temp on Christmas Eve was low 30s and windy. My 15 year old did a polar...
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    How I cool down my Pool

    I got one last summer and liked it. My pool was on the cusp of being too warm, so I sacrificed one of my 3 returns and put this sprayer on it. The water never got too warm, the family liked the water spray and the sound of it, and it only cost me $24. I can't say scientifically if it...
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    Dolphin S200 and smart switch

    I actually had to do it twice also. I thought maybe I just didn't hold the button long enough.